Novus is nearing completion on a project to modernise Grade-II listed Burton Town Hall for East Staffordshire Council.
The building has stood in King Edward Place in the town centre for more than 100 years, and incorporates offices in addition to serving the community with rooms available to hire for local events and meetings. It is also licensed as a wedding venue.
The contractor is breathing new life into the building by upgrading the current office areas and renovating its stately rooms into modern office spaces in addition to creating a new main entrance area.
The town hall will benefit from new air conditioning and heating units and the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting to reduce the building’s running costs.
Dean Povey, Build Operations Manager, Novus, said: “Working on heritage buildings, such as Burton Town Hall, requires specific expertise, careful project management and incredible sensitivity. Novus has a large number of highly-trained professionals with experience of restoring listed buildings and we’re sure our work will help ensure the Town Hall remains an important part of Burton’s future as much as it is a part of its heritage.”
Councillor Richard Grosvenor, Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, commented: “We’re pleased to have awarded this contract to Novus on an important project that will provide the council with significant efficiencies and savings.
“We look forward to working with Novus over the course of this refurbishment which will benefit both the Council and local Taxpayers through reduced ongoing operating costs.”